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One RFID Sticker for All Expressways Eyed in 2021, Regulator Says

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by Clara Rosales
Dec 7, 2020
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Authorities said Monday they were working to ensure that RFID tags work on all expressways, regardless of operator. With interoperability, motorists will no longer need to secure separate tags for different operators.

Motorists have been burdened with long queues in recent weeks to secure two different RFID tags. Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. and NLEX Corp. use the Easytrip RFID while SMC TPLEX Corp  uses the AutoSweep RFID.

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"The final phase would be 1 sticker and 1 account na mapapatupad yan hopefully by next year," Toll Regulatory Board Spokesperson Julius Corpuz told Teleradyo.

(The final phase would be 1 sticker and 1 account, which would hopefully be implemented by next year.)

The government previously directed operators to go fully cashless with toll collections by Dec. 1 for quicker transactions and as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

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Toll operators implemented cashless collection by Dec. 1 as planned, but motorists who don't have a tag can still go to RFID installation sites near toll gates until further notice.

While meant to improve traffic and hasten payments, the public have encountered queues at toll gates. Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian also called the system faulty, with sensor errors contributing to the long lines of cars.

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